Department of Theatre


University of North Carolina, Department of Theatre has a part-time Paint/Properties Supervisor position available. To apply or for questions contact Thomas Salzman, Chair,

Paint/properties Supervisor


This position supports the curricular objectives within the Department of Theatre. This individual works closely with; faculty, designers, lab students and student employees to execute departmental production needs. This individual must be able to work independently, be able to handle multiple tasks and be able to work with students of differing experience levels. This is a part-time non-benefit earning position approximately 30 hours per week for nine months mid-August to mid-May. Normal working hours Monday-Friday but must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed. Hourly pay rate $12-$16 per hour depending upon qualifications. 


Oversee the day to day operation of the paint shop, properties storage areas and provide supervision of staff and students in the paint and properties areas including usage and maintenance of all shop and storage areas. Keep accurate records of all lab student hours. Ensure that all equipment is in safe, working order and used in a correct, safe and proper manner. Inventory and replace all expendable supplies. As properties supervisor this individual will secure, maintain and restock all props required for the production season. They will also track expenditures and rentals. As paint supervisor this individual will supervise students in the realization of the scenic designers’ vision with regard to surface treatment of all production elements. They will also be in charge of maintaining all inventory and ordering/purchasing supplies as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

BA in Theatre or similar experience preferred. Experience in carpentry, painting, soft goods, ability to lift approximately fifty (50) pounds, ability to work at heights and the ability to instruct in the safe operation of shop machinery and tools. Must pass a background check

To Apply:

            Send your letter of interest, resume and list of three references to Thomas Salzman, Chair, Department of Theatre. For questions please call 910-962-7364. Positions are open until filled.